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Screenwriting Sub-Major

Where Screenwriters are the Stars and Where Star Screenwriters Teach!

What Is the Screenwriting Sub-Major?

The Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM) offers a Screenwriting Sub-Major to FTVM majors who demonstrate a special talent for writing for the screen. 

The Screenwriting Sub-Major is only available to declared FTVM majors and is not a major or a minor.  The Screenwriting Sub-Major is a credential that goes on the student's transcript like an Honors credential.  

Our Screenwriitng Program brings in the top professional screenwriters and television writers in the industry. 

How Can I Become a Screenwriting Sub-Major?

This merit-based credential is for a FTVM Major who has completed both FTVM 210 and FTVM 310 and has been recommended by their FTVM 310 instructor into FTVM 410: Screenwriting II: The Rewrite

After successful completion of FTVM 410 with a B- or better, FTVM majors may apply for the Screenwriting Sub-Major.  The student should contact the Director of Screenwriting to state their interest in applying to the sub-major.  Final approval for the Screenwriting sub-major is based on the student’s acceptance and successful completion of one more screenwriting course. 

What Are the Screenwriting Sub-Major Requirements?

Where Can I Learn More About Screenwriting and FTVM?



To learn more, read the attached profile of the Screenwriting Program as it appeared in WRITTEN BY, the official magazine of the Writers Guild of America.

The Donald Hall Collection -- A Treasury of Screenplays and DVDs

The Screenwriting Program offers amazing resources to inspire, enhance, and develop a student's potential in writing for the screen. The Department of Film, Television, and Media’ Donald Hall Collection contains a vast treasure of screenplays, TV scripts, and DVDs from historic eras to present day and both domestic and international.  These resources help make writing for film and television an area of excellence within the FTVM major.